I'm trying to setup a linux POS system with lemon POS, and have an Ithaca series 150 serial receipt printer. I looked till I'm blue in the face for linux drivers for it, and found nothing. I needed to test this thing, so I lowered myself to a Windows machine and found it worked fine with the basic text-only generic Windows XP driver.
No big deal, I'll just use the plain Jane generic text-only driver in Debian Squeeze, right?.... No go, CUPS server error, "client-error-document-format-not-supported" I know the port settings are right, so I tried the Windows machine again with a live DVD, same CUPS error again. Even tried live Ubuntu and Mint CD' s all the same. I found some info regarding uncommenting/adding a line in /etc/cups/mime.convs and mime.types Those files don't even exist on my system!
The really weird/stupid thing is that this goofy printer will "work" if I pick almost any other driver listed. By work I mean it prints something, just garbage, I never get the error. Why is the only driver that should work the only one that give the error???
I tried to do some "brute-force" editing on the ppd file in the live sessions i tried to no avail. Next>>>>> 12lb sledgehammer ......
Any Ideas, or am I forever a slave to Windows....LOL!